So I have been thinking about this for a while and the recent thread about banning the Drink ‘Cocaine’ due to its name, has driven me to want to discuss this further with a wider audience. The main question that I have is complicated so bare with me while I explain. Growing up in the 80s and 90s I have been bombarded with Anti-drug, Anti-violence and Anti racist/discriminatory propaganda. These include messages from my favourite Saturday morning cartoon characters (And knowing is half the Battle), government sponsored Television and print ads (This is your Brain on drugs) and even Arcade games reaching out to kids (who should just say NO). As such I have grown up as a product of my environment and have lead a moderately Vanilla life; No illegal drugs and fairly PC when it comes to other social matters. With this in mind, I have noticed that over the last few years these messages have been blurred by equally powerful messages of the opposite nature. Kids are being told one thing and then bombarded with the exact opposite thing that they were just told not to do. For example: A young man is told that he should respect women like equals and not treat them as sexual objects, but then turns on the TV, watches pretty well anything on network TV and sees the over sexualisation of females on a daily bases. There are some very mixed messages that this young man is getting and I have to wonder if it is possible for him to make the determination that only the women who want to be sex objects can be treated as such, or does he decide that all women (that he finds sexually attractive) are to be treated like objects. This is complicated for a grown man sometimes decide, let alone an impressionable pre-teen. So this leads me to the question: Is there a societal backlash to the political correct attitude that many people have had and if so, should we be worried about the implications on our children as they get older and become, like we did, products of their environment. And what environment are we talking about: - Video games that glamorise killing, drug dealing, violence and abuse against women - TV shows and commercials that continue to portray women as sex objects. - Reverse racism against the hyper sensitivity our society when it pertains to other minorities. Any thoughts?